Long Story Short
School of Writing
'The tribute to learning is teaching.'
School Board

Denise Cassino, (née Denise Fitzgerald)
Director of Production and Curriculum
Denise produces the website for the school along with coordinating curriculum. She is a baby-boomer from suburban Chicago. After earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English at Northern Illinois University, she moved to Denver. Denise, a lover of the written word, began writing years ago but is now producing and publishing short stories in such publications as Tapestry, National Association of Women Writers, AboutTeens, Apollo's Lyre, Ten Thousand Monkeys, Hackwriters, Garden and Hearth, Cottage Magazine, Long Story Short, Hostel World and Reminisce Extra Magazine; and in four print anthologies, The Color Gallery, Passion and Taj Mahal Review. She has several novels in the works, having recently completed her first.  She is Senior Editor of the writer's ezine,  Long Story Short which was named by Writers Digest List of the 101 Best Writing Sites for 2005. Her dream is to be a successful published novelist.  Denise loves to travel, has back-packed through Europe, and visited Canada, Mexico, and 40 of the United States. Happily married after 27 years, she practices commercial real estate and resides in the mountains west of Denver. Visit:  Denise webpage in the LSS Writers' Lodge.
Contact Denise.

LINDA BARNETT-JOHNSON is the Administrative Director for Long Story Short School of Writing.  Originally from Southern California, Linda now resides in Big Sky Country, Montana, where she met and married her husband, Karl. Linda has vast experience in the business world. Many of her short stories and poems have been published in Long Story Short, Ana2Writing, CIA-Citizens In America, Applecart, Taj Mahal to name a few. Her passion is writing stories that deal with women's issues. She started a writing forum in 2001 called "Your Writing Friend" which includes monthly assignments, lessons, and exercises along with contests, calls for submissions and markets. A poetry forum is also available. Writers post and critique each other's stories and poems. She has a wide range of interests which include: oil painting, singing, playing the organ, church activities, gardening, canning, playing games, reading and writing, and playing with her five grandsons and one granddaughter.
Contact Linda or inquire about her forums. See Linda's webpage in the LSS Writers' Lodge.

Sue Scott passed away in March, 2008 - she will be missed by all who knew her.

SUE SCOTT, Editorial Director, majored in English in college and since then has written continually and taught/tutored English and creative writing.  She’s had her work widely published both on-line and in print magazines and anthologies.  Currently she’s in the final editing stage on her two completed novels and has a third in the works.  Sue turns forty this year, but resolves not to let old age slow her down. See Sue's webpage in the LSS Writers' Lodge.